Since the beginning of May Marcel Schulz, the German champion of floristry, has been supporting the Strelitzia team in Germany. In this interview he talks about how he became passionate about the florist industry and tells us why he didn’t hesitate to join Strelitzia.
Strelitzia would like to introduce you all to Andrew, the newest member of our technical team.
You will see a new page pop up on the front of Strelitzia shortly. It will be that of Pre Pleat, which is a ribbon product designed and sold by florists for florists. The brain child of William Paterson, who also runs a florist shop up in Scotland and came about because of the time wasted and annoyance of pleating ribbon.
It’s that time of the month again were you lucky lot get to read my ramblings! Since I last wrote we have had another ‘peak’, which was really interesting for us in the office and for Flowers by Nattrass. It has been a good start to the year with Strelitzia, which has included installing our first American florist and completing demonstrations right up to Valentine’s and Mother’s Day. Let’s hope that continues through the summer!
Reaseheath College in Cheshire has become the first in the UK to integrate a cutting edge software management system into its floristry teaching.
Do you regularly check your monthly statements from your relay company?
My shop, Flowers by Nattrass in Darlington has an eflorist membership and I have found that checking the statements is a monthly chore that is essential to pick up the many errors that often appear. In fact I recently discovered over £350 worth of missing orders in a single month!
This is where the reports section of Strelitzia software helps enormously. I run off a report listing the months relay orders and then simply compare this to the eflorist monthly statement. It is then easy to flag up missing orders or incorrect amounts. No more sifting through reams of single orders just two sheets to compare.
So money recovered and plenty of time left to put my feet up with a bottle of wine or two! Sally x